By the end of summer the quiet little hotel that Trump and family just opened in
Soho Hudson Square will have itself some competition. One new hotel for folks on a tighter budget is nearing completion two blocks north at 179-181 Varick Street: the Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo from Marriott and architect Peter Poon. Out front the big metal and glass canopy is up, a bit showier than the simple one that Ivanka put in on Spring Street. The Courtyard claims that rooms here should be ready by September, but reservation options aren't showing up online.
Around the corner at 330 Hudson Street, the dormant
Viceroy Hotel Trinity Real Estate hotel project has awakened from a deep sleep. After a dust up with the former developer and months of inaction, things are back on track for 15 floors to be added on top of the old eight-story building, and the Department of Buildings shows a batch of new permits are in order.
The entire site has been spiffed up, with a fresh coat of paint on the plywood shed; the crane that's sat idle on site, motionless for months, is back in action. Brennan Beer Gorman Architects are still on board for the vertical enlargement rising to 23 stories that will bring 171 guest rooms with assorted bars and restaurants scattered throughout. Up top will be a terrace and pool, overlooking Hudson Square?and Ivanka's pond a couple of blocks over.
· Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo [Marriott Hotels]
· 179 Varick Street coverage [Curbed]
· 330 Hudson Street coverage [Curbed]